High Point University

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833 Montlieu Avenue

High Point, NC 27262-3598

Phone: (336) 841-9000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Jul. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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High Point University is a private institution that was founded in 1924. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,070, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 320 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. High Point University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 1. Its tuition and fees are $30,715 (2013-14).

High Point University is located in High Point, North Carolina, about 30 minutes from both Winston-Salem and Greensboro. The Slane Student Center is a hub of student activity on campus, housing fitness and recreation facilities, a climbing wall, food court, an outdoor swimming pool, sand volleyball courts and an atrium with billiard tables and sitting areas. Students can participate in many clubs and organizations on campus, including an active Greek community with about 15 fraternity and sorority chapters. High Point is a member of the NCAA Division I Big South Conference and fields nearly 15 varsity teams, known as the Panthers. Popular intramural sports include beach volleyball, kickball and flag football. All students except seniors are required to live on campus.

High Point is divided into eight schools and colleges. Graduate programs include the Earl N. Phillips School of Business, School of Education and Norcross Graduate School. Undergraduates are required to complete a general education requirement, which provides students with a well-rounded liberal arts background and allows for a range of course choices within each discipline. Students with a 3.45 GPA or higher can apply to the honors program, which offers "challenging and intellectually stimulating learning opportunities." High Point also offers a number of faculty-led study abroad programs and grants credit for programs led by other universities.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Situated on 300 beautifully landscaped acres in the heart of North Carolina's Piedmont Triad, High Point University combines the warmth and intimacy of a small liberal arts college with the academic offerings and amenities of a large state university. With over 4,000 students representing 46 states and 27 countries, the High Point University student body is both diverse and dynamic. Most classes have enrollments of less than 25, allowing students to interact with instructors who are well-trained career teachers, not graduate assistants. Students may earn academic credit by participating in internships or by traveling abroad and studying in such locations as Australia, England, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, and China. High Point University also offers 14 NCAA Division I athletic programs and numerous extra-curricular opportunities, and is one of only 100 colleges and universities nationwide to be named to the Templeton Foundation's Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1924
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $36,364,935


When applying to High Point University, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are November 8 and November 1, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at High Point University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 64.2%
Application deadline July 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at High Point University is 15:1, and the school has 57.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at High Point University include: Business/Commerce, General; Communication, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 50%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business/Commerce, General 16%
Communication, General 10%
Elementary Education and Teaching 7%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 5%
Psychology, General 5%

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Student Life

High Point University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,070, with a gender distribution of 41.1 percent male students and 58.9 percent female students. At this school, 84 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 16 percent of students live off campus. High Point University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,263
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

High Point University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. High Point University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at High Point University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at High Point University.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At High Point University, 48.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,144.

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Tuition and fees $30,715 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,885 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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